Press Releases

April 30, 2019

Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Indiana Senator Richard Lugar

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced a resolution honoring former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar who passed away on Sunday. The Senate passed the resolution unanimously Monday evening."This weekend, Indiana and our country lost a great leader. Senator Lugar spent 36 years as a member of this body, and this resolution honors his remarkable legacy. Many years ago, I had the privilege of working on Senator Lugar's staff, and I had a front row seat to … Continue Reading

April 29, 2019

Senators Lead Bill to Create Innovation Zones in Higher Education and Improve Student Success

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Bill Cassidy, M.D.(R-La.) today introduced the Innovation Zone Act (IZ Act), which would reform the under-utilized and inefficient experimental sites initiative within the Higher Education Act.The IZ Act would rename experimental sites as "innovation zones" to better reflect the program's mission of encouraging higher education institutions to experiment with strategies to increase student success. … Continue Reading

April 28, 2019

Young Statement on Passing of Senator Richard Lugar

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young issued the following statement regarding the passing of Senator Richard Lugar: "As a boss, a mentor, and a person, Richard Lugar was the gold standard. At a time when nuclear proliferation was civilization's greatest threat, Senator Lugar helped save the world. He leaves a legacy as an exemplar of wisdom, civility, and bipartisanship. Always staying true to his temperament, he was a quiet, dignified statesman. He thought before he spoke. He emphasized … Continue Reading

April 26, 2019

Young Statement: Indiana’s Todd Leininger Released from Venezuela

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding Indiana's Todd Leininger being released from Venezuela where he was imprisoned since 2014: "After five years, I am relieved that Todd has finally been allowed to return to the United States, and I look forward to welcoming him home to Indiana. It is shameful that it took the Venezuelan authorities almost a year to recognize the rule of law and release Todd as ordered by a Venezuelan court. My … Continue Reading

April 18, 2019

PHOTOS: Young Presents Congressional Badge of Bravery Award to Greencastle Police Officer

GREENCASTLE, Ind. - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today presented the Congressional Badge of Bravery Award to Police Officer David Luke Brown at Greencastle City Hall. Senator Young was joined by Police Chief Tom Sutherlin, Mayor Bill Dory, and members of Putnam County law enforcement. Officer David Luke Brown is receiving the award due to the bravery and selflessness shown during his time in service. In 2016, Officer Brown responded to a call when a suspect shot him in the chest and he … Continue Reading

April 18, 2019

Young and Schatz Issue Joint Statement on Raising Legal Tobacco Age to 21

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) today released a joint statement regarding their continued work on legislation raising the legal tobacco age to 21 and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's announcement that he will prioritize this issue. "After carefully studying this issue and seeking input from health experts and parents in our states, it is clear that there is bipartisan support for raising the legal tobacco age to 21. National data shows that 90 … Continue Reading

April 15, 2019

NEW VIDEO: Hoosiers Are Benefitting from Tax Reform

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released a new video coinciding with Tax Day that highlights stories of Hoosiers benefitting from tax reform. "Since passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, we've seen the creation of 3.2 million new jobs," Senator Young says in the video. "We think that you should be able to keep more of your own money, and the results have been paying significant dividends." To watch the full video, click … Continue Reading

April 15, 2019

Young and Braun Co-Author Tax Day Op-Ed

WASHINGTON - Coinciding with Tax Day, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R.-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) co-authored an op-ed in The Journal Gazette highlighting the benefits of tax reform. "Since Republicans passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, 3.2 million new jobs have been created. Our unemployment rate is near a 50-year low, and jobless claims have dropped to the lowest level since 1969. Additionally, manufacturing job creation was the highest in 2018 it has been in more than 20 years. As the most … Continue Reading

April 12, 2019

Young Op-Ed: Green New Deal unaffordable, unattainable, unrealistic

WASHINGTON - Today, in an op-ed for the Indianapolis Business Journal, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) shares why the so-called Green New Deal is a bad deal for Hoosiers. Read the full op-ed here and below. Todd Young: Green New Deal unaffordable, unattainable, unrealisticIndianapolis Business JournalApril 12, 2019 It has 91 Democratic co-sponsors in the House, 12 Democratic co-sponsors in the Senate, and nearly every Democrat running for president has endorsed the plan. But when the … Continue Reading

April 12, 2019

Young and Braun Cosponsor Resolution Declaring April Financial Literacy Month

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) cosponsored a resolution this week designating April as Financial Literacy Month. The resolution aims to highlight the importance of learning and maintaining healthy financial habits. According to a 2017 report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), approximately 25 percent of households in the United States are unbanked or underbanked and have limited or no access to savings, lending, and other basic financial … Continue Reading

April 12, 2019

Young, Cardin, Durbin, Rubio, Merkley Renew Call for Sanctions on Burmese Officials for Rohingya Atrocities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) have renewed their bipartisan effort to impose sanctions on senior Burmese military officials who were responsible for the systematic human rights abuses against the Rohingya people and other minorities in Burma. Over 727,000 Rohingya have been forced from their homes following decades of systematic discrimination and dehumanization. The Burma Human Rights … Continue Reading

April 12, 2019

Hoosier Kip Tom Confirmed as Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued a statement today congratulating Kip Tom of Leesburg, Indiana, on being confirmed to serve as Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome, Italy. Mr. Tom was confirmed by the full Senate on Thursday evening. "As a leader in the agriculture community with significant experience in humanitarian relief, Kip Tom is well suited to represent the United States as we work to address food … Continue Reading

April 11, 2019

VIDEO: Young Questions Telecommunications Executives on Robocalls

WASHINGTON - In reaction to the high volume of illegal robocall scams flooding Hoosiers' phones, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, questioned a panel of telecommunications experts in today's Commerce Hearing on his recently released Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act. During the Hearing, Senator Young asked the panel about improving phone call authentication standards to proactively prevent unsolicited phone … Continue Reading

April 11, 2019

Young Introduces Legislation to Ensure Congressional Oversight of All Nuclear Technology Transfers Overseas

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, yesterday introduced legislation to ensure that Congress has the legislative authority to review all materials related to so-called "Part 810 authorizations" and is aware when the U.S. government authorizes persons or companies to transfer certain nuclear technologies and services to governments overseas. Part 810 … Continue Reading

April 10, 2019

Young Helps Introduce Protect Act to Ensure Protections for Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and 16 other Senators to introduce the Protect Act, legislation that protects Americans with pre-existing conditions, ensuring that Americans have the peace of mind knowing that they and their loved ones will never be denied health care coverage or be charged more because of a pre-existing condition. "When it comes to healthcare, Hoosiers want freedom, choice, and flexibility. We also want to protect … Continue Reading

April 10, 2019

VIDEO: Ahead of Tax Day, Young Highlights Tax Reform’s Positive Impact in Indiana

WASHINGTON - In advance of Tax Day on April 15, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate Floor today to highlight the positive impact of tax reform in Indiana. Since Republicans passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, 3.2 million new jobs have been created nationwide. In Indiana, businesses are expanding and investing in their employees, and the creation of Opportunity Zones will incentivize new investment in distressed rural and urban communities. "The bottom line here is that Hoosiers … Continue Reading

April 10, 2019

Young, Braun Vote to Confirm Holly Brady for Indiana’s Northern District Court

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) today supported the confirmation of Holly A. Brady from Fort Wayne to serve as United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana. Ms. Brady was confirmed by a 56-42 vote in the Senate. "Holly Brady will make an outstanding U.S. district court judge in Indiana. Holly has deep roots in the Fort Wayne community and has had a strong federal practice. Her credentials are impressive and I believe she will … Continue Reading

April 09, 2019

Young, Bennet, Scott Introduce Bill to Promote Innovation in Higher Education

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) yesterday introduced the Fund for Innovation and Success in Higher Education (FINISH) Actto spur innovation in the higher education system. The bipartisan legislation supports the use of evidence-based innovation grants and the pay for success model to improve student outcomes. "Currently higher education is falling short in serving our most vulnerable students," said Senator Young. "The FINISH … Continue Reading

April 05, 2019

Bipartisan Senators Introduce Suite of Bills to Help Americans Save for Retirement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) announced they have introduced several bills to help boost retirement security for individuals and families during a time when many Americans are unprepared for retirement. According to the Department of Labor, more than 40 million people do not have access to any workplace retirement plan. Additionally, nearly half of households nearing retirement do not have a retirement … Continue Reading

April 04, 2019

Young and Jones Introduce Bipartisan Nursing Where It’s Needed Act

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced the Nursing Where It's Needed (Nursing WIN) Act, bipartisan legislation that would address the high demand for qualified nurses in underserved areas. Specifically, the bill would allow nurses at health care facilities with critical nursing shortages to benefit from the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program, regardless of the facility's tax status. "In the coming years, our nation will face a critical … Continue Reading

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